The New Pack of PACs

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul addresses delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rand Paul, 2016! — the Human Action Super PAC

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician with a super PAC cheering an as-yet-unannounced 2016 presidential bid. A new group seeking to encourage Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to run for president in 2016, called Human Action Super PAC, filed with the FEC in Dec. 2012. Three of the group’s four founders had previously organized a campaign to push Paul to run for Senate in 2010 and went on to build his campaign website.

Human Action Super PAC co-founder Anthony Astolfi plans to use his experience fundraising for other campaigns — including Rand’s father, Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, Todd Akin’s doomed 2012 bid for Senate and Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s (R-Okla.) successful 2012 campaign — to raise millions for the presidential campaign Paul is currently “thinking about.”

With the 2016 Republican presidential primaries in mind, the group plans to raise and spend millions on the 2014 midterm elections to support “candidates with similar ideals to Rand Paul that are in states that will be influential to the GOP’s nominating process” with the hope to “possibly get someone elected that will be beneficial to Rand’s primary run,” Astolfi said in an email to Moyers & Company.

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